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What is endoscopic ultrasonography for pancreatic cancer?

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Endoscopic ultrasonography uses an ultrasound device connected to the end of a small flexible tube that is inserted into the mouth and is about 85% to 90% accurate in diagnosing pancreatic cancer.

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American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Pancreatic Cancer." 

National Cancer Institute: "Pancreatic Cancer."

The National Pancreas Foundation: "About Pancreatic Cancer."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Pancreatic Cancer." 

National Cancer Institute: "Pancreatic Cancer."

The National Pancreas Foundation: "About Pancreatic Cancer."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

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